While browsing through this month's Good Housekeeping (I never ordered it but it mysteriously keeps coming to my house with my name on it-must be some sort of hint from someone trying to secretly make me more domestic) I found some interesting tips on how to drop 5 lbs . I am always seeing articles about quick weight loss but thought this one was kind of fun because the tips were not your everyday ones. These are easy too, which I like. I know we learn more from the hard uphill climb but once in awhile a nice clear path is refreshing . Here is a nice clear path to losing a few pounds
Try These Simple Tricks For Weight Loss
**Stand Up To Slim Down-This is an easy way to burn twice as many calories! In a study at the University Of Missouri-Columbia, researchers reviewed the differences between sitting and standing and found that standing doubles your metabolic rate. Apparently the reason for this is because standing requires more strength to hold your body up. It also helps muscles siphon fat out of the blood stream. See, what I mean! This is easy! We can do this together! I wonder if I stand up and eat chocolate for awhile if that would make a difference-no, probably not. Me and that cursed chocolate!
**Fill Up On Not So Forbidden Fruit- Instead of eating a blueberry pie, eat fresh blueberries (they are packed full of antioxidants and have far less calories than a sugary pie). Instead of a 700 calorie rasberry tartlet, opt for 6 cups of rasberries (again packed with antioxidants) that are 64 calories each and add some whipped cream (only 13 calories per teaspoon).MMMMMM! I also like to add Stevia, the all natural sweetner that I use in my tea. I sprinkle it on my berries to sweeten them and there are no calories!
**Miracle Mint-I did an entire post about this because I was so excited at how easy it is!!! According to a study at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia, researchers followed 27 adults for two 5 day periods and found that those who wafted/sniffed peppermint oil under their nose every two hours ate almost 350 fewer calories. The smell may increase our level of alertness so you are less likely to snack because you are tired.
** Try Ordering Your Groceries Online-I will be the first to admit that the grocery store is a place filled with temptations. If you are like me you may want to try ordering your groceries online. According to a multi-university study, researchers assigned 28 people to either a standard weight-loss program or a program with grocery delivery. After eight weeks, online buyers had fewer fattening products and less total food in their cupboard. It is easier to stick to your grocery list online than grabbing those cookies and brownies on sale at the store.
Aren't these terrific!! Easy and simple tips that can make a big difference on your weight loss journey.
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